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Published: 2007/06/19

Allman, Willis and Allman to Jam with Cornell Dupree

Cornell Dupree has played guitar on over 2,500 albums, including cuts by Sam Cooke, Fats Domino and King Curtis, with whom he toured and recorded for years. During his storied career, Dupree has opened for the Beatles on their 1965 tour, jammed with Jimi Hendrix, played in the Saturday Night Live Band and, even, recorded with a young Duane Allman. But, it wasnt until he sat-in with the Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre last year that Dupree met his former collaborators brother, Gregg Allman. At the Beacon, Dupree Jerry Jemmott and Bernard Purdie played a funky version of ‘Memphis Soul Stew’ with the Allmans and, on June 24, the guitarist may very well reprise his collaboration at New Yorks BB King Blues Club. Dupree has confirmed that a number of guests will perform with him, including Gregg Allman and his son Devon, the Uptown Horns and actor/harmonica player Bruce Willis.

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